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Each Sunday at worship, Pastor Eric Anderson tells a story to the young people — as he says, you can define “young people” as you please. Those stories are collected on his own blog, but there are links to the most recent ones here.

  • Story: Dry Season
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on March 26, 2023 at 10:18 PM

    March 26, 2023 Ezekiel 7:1-14John 11:1-45 A dry season had come to the ohi’a forest, and one ‘apapane was worried about it. She still considered herself young, but she’d long since left the nest, and for most of her life things had been rather predictable in her forest. That is, there would […]

  • Story: Your Fault!
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on March 19, 2023 at 11:43 PM

    March 19, 2023 Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 The two i’iwi – I don’t know whether they were husband and wife or brother and sister or cousins or friends, but there was he and there was she – were very excited. Setting out early in the morning, they had found an ohi’a tree that had gone into […]

  • Story: The ‘Amakihi’s New Feathers
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on March 6, 2023 at 12:10 AM

    March 5, 2023 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17John 3:1-17 The ‘amakihi was concerned. He was about 15 months old, feeling something like an adult – I know that’s young for a human being but he was an ‘amakihi, and they grow faster. Come to think of it, they haven’t got quite as much growing to do. He […]

  • Story: The Untempted ‘Apapane
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on February 26, 2023 at 10:33 PM

    February 26, 2023 Psalm 32Matthew 4:1-11 I think you may have heard the story I’m not telling, the one about when the Tempter tried to tempt Jesus. He challenged him to turn stones into bread because Jesus was hungry, and Jesus said, “No.” He challenged him to prove he was the Messiah by […]

  • Story: The River Who Wanted to Be a Mountain
    by Rev. Eric Anderson on February 19, 2023 at 11:51 PM

    February 19, 2023 Exodus 24:12-18Matthew 17:1-9 The river was a pretty good river. It had some charming waterfalls and some broad pools. It had earth banks solid rock banks and stony banks and down near where it entered the ocean, it had sandy banks. It made chuckling sounds over small rocks, […]

Read more of Pastor Eric’s stories here!

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